Blog entry | Jul 25 2017
Curious about low-calorie sweeteners?  You’re not alone.  Conflicting information about low-calorie sweeteners seems to be reaching new heights, so we’ve searched high and low for the facts. Here’s...
Blog entry | Jul 25 2017
The Whole30 is EVERYWHERE. The Whole30 book is even a New York Times “Food and Diet” bestseller. Essentially, the Whole30 is a 30 day eating plan. Completing a “Whole30” involves eating from a very...
Blog entry | Jul 21 2017
Intermittent fasting, or restricting calorie intake to a certain number of hours per day, has become pretty popular lately. A version of intermittent fasting called the 5:2 diet entails restricting...
Blog entry | Jul 20 2017
Early life nutrition may be the key to successful eating habits later in life. Starting in the womb, infants begin to develop flavor preferences. From gestation to the first two years of life, an...
Blog entry | Jul 11 2017
Let’s celebrate dairy! Time to thank a dairy farmer, hug a cow, and splurge on ice cream, and highlight the nutritious qualities of dairy products.   The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans...
Blog entry | Jul 06 2017
Heart disease affects many people in the U.S., with almost half of Americans having at least one of three risk factors (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking) for heart disease. A 2013 study...
Blog entry | Jun 30 2017
Since 2011, I’ve lived in Minnesota, part of the “goiter belt,” a term for parts of the U.S. (including the Great Lakes region and Appalachia) where soil levels of iodine are naturally low and iodine...
Blog entry | Jun 27 2017
Summer is finally here. For many, this means barbecues, vacations, celebrations, and relaxation.  Summer is a time to come out of indoor hibernation and spend time getting back in touch with nature...
Blog entry | Jun 27 2017
Known as the “harvested seeds of grasses”, humans have been consuming grains for thousands of years. From maize (corn) originating in Mexico, to rice in Asia, to wheat in the Middle East, grains are...
Blog entry | Jun 21 2017
When we think about malnutrition, the images that often comes to mind are the frail and elderly – and many times the need is for individuals to just eat more. But malnutrition can be caused by a host...
Blog entry | Jun 15 2017
Each time a nutrition study descends upon the internet I cringe internally. I have to brace myself as I click through the various news outlets covering it, knowing that I may encounter sensational...
Blog entry | Jun 14 2017
My dad does most of the grocery shopping. He did while I was growing up, and he still does for my mom and for my brothers and sisters who live at home. But, even though he grills sometimes, my dad...
Blog entry | Jun 13 2017
Did you know that water is an essential nutrient? While it’s always important to drink enough fluids to stay hydrated, this habit becomes especially important in the summertime. It’s hot and sweaty...
Blog entry | Jun 05 2017
Registered Dietitian (RD): a food and nutrition expert who goes through rigorous academic and clinical nutrition training, culiminating in a standardized exam. When it comes food and health advice,...
Blog entry | Jun 01 2017
You know that first day of school feeling, when you walk into a large, new room and suddenly don’t know where to sit? Unsure if it’s safe to dive into a center aisle, you choose to sit along...

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